Pacific Heights

January 28, 2013
There is nothing like returning from an international trip and wondering if the food of that country is forever ruined for you once you’re back home. I remember when my sister and I came back from India and we were...
I have many fond dining memories at Carlo Middione’s now-closed Vivande location on Fillmore, namely stopping by to pick up one of his little eggplant-mortadella-provolone sandwiches to go when I’d get peckish and wanted a snack (I miss them so—looks...
It’s no newsflash that I eat out a lot. Hell, I have built a business around dining out. So when a little song starts playing in my head, “One of these things is not like the other(s),” you can bet...
As my friend and I were inhaling—truly, with our noses, and not (yet) scarfing—the winter melon soup at the latest Out the Door on Bush Street, I realized I had found an equally strong contender for “the dish I want...
Are you ready to go to battle, soldier? What? I can't hear you! Because where I am about to take you is loud, sweaty, and chaotic--there will be pots of boiling water, sake bombs going off left and right, drunk...
*THIS RESTAURANT HAS CLOSED*~CAFE MAJESTIC~ has been getting a ton of buzz lately--the publicist has been doing her job for sure, but it's also because there is some talent simmering in the kitchen: Ian Begg. He's worked under Todd Humphries...
We all have restaurants we have been meaning to dine at foh-evah, but haven't quite gotten around to (I'll share a couple currently on my list: Café Jacqueline, Tommy Toy's [I wanna try the Executive Lunch!], and Manka's in Inverness)....
It's one of those perfect sunny days in SF, and you feel like you have a cocaine bag's chance of survival in a tranny bar in finding a table to sit outside in the sun somewhere. This is not by...